As a member of the Palliative Care Service at North Shore Medical Center, the Palliative Care Social Worker will provide comprehensive clinical and psychosocial assessment and intervention for patients with serious illness. The social worker will work in collaboration with other members of the palliative care team to conduct and participate in family conferences, particularly when there are complex psychosocial needs. The social worker must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, inpatient setting, where the structure of the day may change depending on patient, family and staff needs. The social worker will provide consultation and education to staff regarding social work practice, palliative care and end of life issues. In this role he/she will provide clear communication, both written and verbal, to the multidisciplinary staff (including physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers and chaplains) regarding patient care concerns and end of life issues. In keeping with the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care (http://www.socialworkers.org) the social worker will play a multidimensional role as clinician, educator, advocate, and team consultant. He/she will collaborate with appropriate clinical staff regarding patient and family centered discharge planning, identify high-risk psychosocial factors of patient/families that impact health status, decision making, and outcomes and help staff understand the influence of those factors upon the course of medical care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.
Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
Continue your medical education.
Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
Explore leadership opportunities.
Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.
A supportive practice environment
Patient-centered care model.
Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
Excellent salary and benefits.
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25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.
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